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Employing a Private Tutor as Part of Home Schooling

By: Louise Tobias BA (hons) - Updated: 24 Feb 2021 | comments*Discuss
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Home Tutoring In A Home School Education

Some parents feel unable to cater for their child's entire teaching and want to hire a private tutor for some subjects, or others may book a tutor for a child's entire home learning. It's best to shop around as many tuition agencies offer home education packages with tutors who are especially used to home schooling. These may offer online tutoring as well as one to one private tutoring, with aims such as helping students to better understanding a particular subject, pass an exam or improve intellectual capacity.

Home Tutoring Subjects Available

Private tutoring options encompass almost every subject you can imagine, from maths and science to art and design technology - although the latter will require the home education 'classroom' to contain certain resources. Certainly all subjects on the National Curriculum are covered by tutors, and there will be a diverse range of tutors available in sources like the local telephone directory or online; most tutors are prepared to visit a family's home for the lessons, although some will host lessons in their own home or another space such as a public hall. It is useful to be aware that all private tutors should know about the National Curriculum and/or qualifications such as GCSEs, ASs and A Levels and can be used as a source of advice.

The Cost of Home Tutoring

Private tutoring was once a privilege for only wealthy families but it is now developing a more mainstream appeal. Many tutors will offer their tutoring services as a supplement to their own income such as classroom teaches. Fees will normally be per hour, but if a home schooling family require a great deal of time, or several children to educate, they may be able to negotiate a discount. Fees usually start at £10 per hour and can rise by anything up to £40 an hour, but again, this may differ if a lot of time is booked for one family's needs, or a long term engagement is organised.

Finding an Ideal Home Tutoring

Tutors can help home schooled children with a range of skills, from help with general learning of a particular subject to specialised exam tips to helping them go through past papers to advising on the expected way that qualifications such as GCSEs and A Levels will be tackled. Tutors may also help children to work out a study or revision timetable, so it is worth trying out a few tutors to find the best 'match' for your child as each may have different skills in these areas.

It's important that the tutor gets on well with your child, and that he or she comes with recommendations, ask for references or go through a local tuition centre that accredits its tutors. Ask about qualifications such as teaching degrees or courses and subject qualifications such as degrees, as well as whether tutors have had a Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check. Some Local Education Authorities (LEAs)may be able to offer help such as a list of tutors working in a particular area, although no funding help will usually be made available for home tuition.

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Hi I am looking to find a teacher for my daughter she 11and I would like home school her for year 7 we live in ascot Berkshire.
Narg - 24-Feb-21 @ 11:15 AM
Hi there, We are looking for a home schooling tutor for our 2 children (nursery and Year 2) from 9am until 3pm at least 3 days per weeks. We are living in Streatham Hill, London. Thanks Clement
Clement - 6-Jan-21 @ 6:00 PM
i would like to find a home tutor for my 11 year old cousin
Kim - 7-Dec-20 @ 4:42 PM
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PW - 3-Nov-20 @ 12:54 PM
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Jay - 8-Oct-20 @ 3:10 PM
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Emma - 4-Oct-20 @ 8:51 AM
Hi I am a qualified primary school teacher and a home schooling tutor. I have 28 years experience of teaching in a primary school and as a private tutor. I teach years key stage 1 and 2, years 1 to 6 including EYFS. I cater for all abilities from those who need extra support including SEN as well as high achievers who require challenging. I teach either face to face in your home or online. Please feel free to contact me for more information. Kind regards.
Laki - 1-Oct-20 @ 10:55 AM
Hello im looking for a tutor to teach my 2 children 1 6yrs ans the other is 9yrs. To support them with math, English, and science i am in East london..
Dida - 20-Sep-20 @ 8:47 PM
Hi My daughter has not been in school or doing school work since Jan 2020 due to anxiety and depression as a result of bullying. We are now looking at home schooling her for her core GCSE's (she is now Year 11): Maths/English and the sciences. We currently live in Leicestershire. She definitely needs external help as my husband and I both work and don't have the expertise to teach her. Would it be better to pay for an online courses or have a tutor(s)? If tutor, can someone recommend a good one please? Patience and kindness required :) Thank you
Poppy66 - 14-Sep-20 @ 11:40 AM
Hi I am a qualified primary school teacher and a home schooling tutor. I have 28 years experience of teaching in a primary school and as a private tutor. I teach years key stage 1 and 2, years 1 to 6 including EYFS. I cater for all abilities from those who need extra support including SEN as well as high achievers who require challenging. I teach either face to face in your home or online. Please feel free to contact me for more information. Kind regards.
Laki - 9-Sep-20 @ 9:08 AM
Hi I would like to ask if there is someone to teach my 11 year old who is going into year 7 this September. My budget is £5 an hour
Mariam - 1-Sep-20 @ 5:18 PM
I could be happy if I can get a teacher for my eight years boy
Jam - 23-Aug-20 @ 11:03 PM
I could be happy if i can get a teacher for my 8years boy Thank James
Jam - 23-Aug-20 @ 11:00 PM
I am an experienced primary teacher who has worked as a Specialist Leader in Education and lectured in the teaching of primary science. I offer support for maths, science and English. I offer support to children who are home schooled, providing a detailed curriculum plan in advance and a blended learning experience for the children. Support for parents with current teaching methods is provided, and regular assessments are built into the personalised program. All materials are provided and children with special needs or learning difficulties are very welcome. Please contact for a Teams discussion regarding your child's specific needs. I am based in Northamptonshire but deliver lessons nationwide.
Little Owl Home Scho - 23-Aug-20 @ 11:50 AM
Hi everyone. I am a qualified teacher with 10 years experience teaching foundation phase learners in different parts of the world. I have a calm yet respectful and disciplined approach to teaching children. I am incredibly reliable and am ready to take students to the next level in their education.
Candy - 21-Jul-20 @ 1:03 PM
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Bethan’s Tutoring Se - 14-Jul-20 @ 4:16 PM
I am looking to homeschool my 7 yr old son. I am looking for a key stage 2 tutor 2-3 days a week, 2-3 hours a day to support all subjects in our home.
AS - 30-Jun-20 @ 7:06 PM
I am interested in home schooling over the summer break as my daughter is going into s1 an needs alot of help an support on one to one thanks
None - 18-Jun-20 @ 9:38 PM
Good afternoon I am a homeschooling teacher, i would like to know if you hire teachers, thanks. Best regards, Paloma
Paloma - 16-Jun-20 @ 3:35 PM
Dear parents, I am a friendly and highly experienced fully qualified Maths teacher (QTS, DBS) and a GCSE Maths examiner. I am happy to support your children with their Maths learning. I am teaching face to face or online lesson. Please feel free to contact me for any further information. Kind regards Chian (Mrs Zhong)
Mathstutor - 9-Jun-20 @ 7:44 AM
I have 3 children, 2 in year 4 and one in yr 5. I am wondering if you have any tutors who would provide a full week for them, at home ideally, or virtually. We are both doctors and will be home but can't manage any further. We have been working and schooling full time. School work provided is very parent heavy and limited virtual classes. They have now told us likely to be no school from yr 2 to 5 till at least September. Keyworker status does not mean the children get educated, it is literally childcare only. Please come back to me Thankyou Ella Barnet
Ella - 29-May-20 @ 6:52 AM
Hi, I want an online tutor who is friendly and passionate about education and has a knack with children. And who can help my three children ( ages 9 , 11, 12) to get back on track with their education and not just catch up on all the schoolwork they’ve missed but reach their full potential. Please offer a good package as we are considering to continue this for a year ( instead of school) if not more. Thanks in advance.
Asma - 27-May-20 @ 8:18 PM
Hello I looking for home thicher for my son is in year 3 in dagenham
Ss - 27-May-20 @ 8:07 PM
I can teach primary and secondary school childs.i have experience of 3 years teaching
Muhammad jahangir - 6-May-20 @ 8:25 AM
Hi Everyone, me and a few other members in our community are looking to home school our children. We are keen to build a bespoke tutoring package and have it delivered to a 'community class' of 3 or 4 children. If anyone has any experience and located in the Buckinghamshire area please get in touch.
Mr Wright - 5-May-20 @ 10:32 AM
Hi everyone. Me and my wife are looking for someone who can help my child that is in 6th grade catch up with all the school work that she is behind. We are in Lexington, sc. Email me if interested.
Roger - 29-Apr-20 @ 2:35 AM
Hi all I am an experienced teacher assistant with 4 years of experience behind me. I also have a STEM degree, 2:1. I am able to teach primary and secondary. I have previously tutored and now i'm looking to teach as a home school tutor, hourly or otherwise. My speciality is in Maths and Biology. Currently reside in West Yorkshire. Contact for more information.
Mrs Q - 28-Feb-20 @ 10:17 PM
Hi, my wife and I are looking for a tutor in the Manchester area for our 11 year old son.
Amz - 24-Feb-20 @ 9:26 AM
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